It’s time for another episode of ‘Second Hand Shorts’. You can watch the first six episodes of the series below:


Today’s short is all about the grip pressure.

A lot of people seem to struggle with this when they are hitting a shot under pressure, for example, a shot over the water or with a deep bunker in front of you. They start getting tense and end up gripping the club too tight.

The Pro at The Shack has some advice;

All I want you to think about when you are on the course or at the range working on this topic, is on a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the tightest grip, have number 3 in your head.

So at setup grip the club with the feeling of a number 10, and then drop that feeling to a 3 and get used to what that feels like. Doing this relieves the tension from the forearms and relaxes the shoulders, resulting in a great golf shot time after time.

So remember;

  • Imagine a scale of 1-10 (10 the tightest grip)
  • At set up, grip to 10, and then drop the pressure to 3
  • Hit with a grip pressure of 3 and get used to that feeling


The Shack

Take a trip to The Shack for all of the best instruction and equipment videos.

Our head Pro James Whitaker hosts regular guests from the NCG family to fix some of their most frustrating faults and take an in depth look at all the latest equipment releases with our very own James Savage.

Our anonymous big hitter then gives all the clubs a proper test with the two James’ watching on and analysing their data on Trackman.

With a state of the art ShackCart (based on the popular SkyCart) and Trackman software, The Shack is the ideal pace for instruction and challenge with Tour pros.